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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Ratings: 3,974
Reviews: 2,047
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 257
Gots: 355 | FT: 6
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Ratings: 3,974 | Reviews: 2,047
Photo of akorsak
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 500 mL bottle served near room temperature.

A: The beer is a deep orange-brown color that had a large head on the initial pour. After the pour subsided, a small white ring remained.

S: The beer has an unmistakable clove aroma, estery with hints of banana.

T: The first flavors to hit are light wheat notes. They soon give way to the weizen esters. They are fruity but reserved, not fully taking control of the beer. As the beer warms on the palate, a slight alcohol burn emerges but it is not that astringent.

M: The hefe weizen aromas combined with the stronger wheat body make this a good tasting beer.

D: The beer is very drinkable, the deceptive abv notwithstanding. The beer combines the enjoyable flavors of a hefe weizen with the strength of a bock, nicely done.

Photo of nicefix
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I just got back from an Octoberfest tasting. While I was there I stumbled upon a conversation about Aventinus between a few veteran BAs. With all the raving, I just had to try it. Man, what a beer!

A gentle pour gave me a huge white head. The color is deep brownish red, cloudy from unfiltered bottle conditioning. Very attractive.

Big bannana and clove on the nose. Lots of pungent sweet fruit character.

Taste of heavy clove and some bannana lingers along with caramel and some rum.

Mouthfeel is smooth and syrupy with a medium to heavy body.

Really quite a beautiful beer, not my favorite style but definitely must be respected.

Photo of BarrelBrother
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to many positive recommendations on Beer Advocate I sought out this incredible beer. I've never had a doppelbock than grabbed my attention like this one! We were at a German bier stubbe in the Chicagoland area enjoying various schnitzel dishes, when I saw Aventinus on their beer menu. Remembering my Beer Advocate recommendation on this beer, I suggested we order a round. WOW, we weren't dissapointed!

A: Dark ruby, cloudy when held to the light. The vision is that of a deep robust beer. The head is outstanding, thick & creamy full of frothy goodness.
S: The variety of aromas coming from the glass made me ponder for minutes all that assailed my senses. Raisin, clove, oatmeal with many overtones as the carbonation tickled my nose.
T: Smooth and flavorful with many different tastes on my palate. Sheer enjoyment as I savored each sip. Carmel and raisin were predominate, but there was a toasty aftertaste that I really enjoyed. Just a wonderfully complex beer that treats your senses on every level.
M: Silky smooth, creamy, with a wonderful afterglow of warm alcohol tingling your palate. Not overbearing mind you, but you know it's there.
D: At 8% I'm sure a couple of these would have you mellowed out in a hurry. Very drinkable, not heavy, but this is a potent brew and after 2 pints I could feel the kick. But I loved it.

If you like doppelbocks or hearty brews with big chartacter, give Aventinus a try. It's a great beer.

Photo of ultralarry2006
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle. Leaves a big hefe-weizen type head of more than two fingers, some retention, not much lacing. Body is a cloudy garnet. Looks pretty good.

Smell - cloves and bananas and alcohol.

Taste - like the smell. Cloves and bananas, with hints of chocolate and spices breaking through here and there. Some warm, but not harsh alcohol is present, but mostly is rather well hidden.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, creamy.

Drinkability - this is good, but high abv holds down sessionability.

Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle

Pours a dark chestnut brown wiith a fluffy tan head that thins, but maintains. Mild lacing on the glass.

Rich bready and yeasty aroma with a complimentary nuttiness. Slight notes of sweet maltiness appear here and there.

Big yeasty and bready flavors upfront leading into a sweet malty flavor with a light toasted nuttiness. Finishes with a lingering and pleasing breadiness.

Full body, big carbonation

This is an excellent weizenbock and a perfect example of the style. It's a sheer pleasure to drink, but not a session beer by any means.

Photo of HopsHops
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How can i not love this one?

Fruity sweetness that leaves a sticky feeling on the lips...

A smell that cannot be denied ... Nice dark reddish brown

its just so good...kinda raisin like....with sugary fruits added...nothing specific

great for after dinner as a relaxer...the carbonation is really nice and feels good going down ...

went down nice and warm even though i let mine sit in the fridge for 2 days...

potent but not too potent 8.0%abv....just an all out beauty...

i couldnt ask for a better beer... unique and a real nice sipper


Photo of umfskibum
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm glad I can finally leave a review of Aventinus, a brew I found in Germany a year ago and have managed to enjoy often since then.

Served in a 1 pint plus .9 fl. oz. bottle, no freshness date marked.

A: Pours a nice, deep brown. Good sized tan head with nice lacing. Pretty much clear, with some slight clouding.

S: Has an undoubtedly alcoholic scent, along with notes of clove, fruit and banana.

T: Wow. I've heard more than one reviewer call Aventinus "The Nectar of the Gods" and I couldn't agree more. Starts off sweet with a little bit of fruity tang, plus some slight caramel flavors. Finishes more with clove and an alcoholic taste.

M: For the most part, heavy and creamy... though there is paradoxally a crispness to the beer as well. Incredibly pleasant warming alcohol feel as well.

D: I would only suggest one or two of these in a night, but that doesn't mean that the beer has low drinkability. Rather, I could happily have Aventinus every night.

Notes: A golden standard for the Weizenbock, and for quality brewing in general. Probably as close to a perfect beer as can be found on earth.

Photo of davidshamoon
3.45/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This hazy, brown beer poured with one of the liveliest heads I've ever seen (though it then settled down and left only the slightest trace of lacing). A spicy, cinnamon aroma, along with a peculiar sweetness I associate with canned corn dominate the nose and taste. The relatively high alcohol content also contributes to the flavor; I definitely welcomed those esters for adding an additional dimension to the otherwise clobbering maltyness. To that end, I found that a few bites of dark chocolate brought out a crispness that I might have otherwise overlooked. Overall, a bit of a heavier brew than I usually care for, but definitely worth experiencing.

Photo of beveritt
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml brown bottle into a standard pint glass. I know, I know, should have used a weizen glass, just wasn't thinking. No date on the bottle.

Appearance: Initially, the standard, huge, wheat head. This one is a little less creamy than a hefe, but about the same in volume. This drops slowly down to nothing. The brew itself is crystal clear, medium brown, with a hint of red/orange. Constant streams of bubbles coming up.

Smell: Like a wheat beer on steroids. Many of the same sweet banana and clove smells, but significantly magnified. The smell is so strong and well-defined that it seems like a liquid, filling up your nose.

Taste: Initial bite of CO2, followed by strong banana and clove flavors. The whole thing is tied together with an underlying malty/wheat sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Average to above average level of carbonation, especially considering the amount of head it put up. Nice mouthfeel, lots of body.

Drinkability: Great beer, but the higher levels of carbonation, sweetness, and alcohol combine to make this a beer I usually only want one or two of.

Photo of mjc410
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour into my Aventinus glass (I love it when I get the chance for this!) raises a head that just won't stay in, forcing me to wait for it to subside. It falls slowly to a thick tan layer that won't depart. The body is a translucent brown/copper. The nose is strong and clovey, with lots of banana bread, along with a lot of sweet berry odor, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, alcoholic, and banana bready. Finishes on a bready note. There is a nice cinnamon, pepper note as well. The mouth is full, with lower carbonation than most wheats. Very nice. Very drinkable

Photo of BeerSox
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500mL bottle into 23oz weizen glass.

Presents itself as a cloudy chocolate brown hue. The color changes with the taper of the glass, getting ligther where the glass gets thinner. Abundance of head, even though I screwed up on the pour (I kept the tip of the bottle under the the beer too long, so the finishing pour didn't make enough foam).

Earthy yeast aromas raging with bananas, and a smooth creamy smell. Hints of clove. Slight alcohol can be detected in the aromas.

Strong wheat malt flavors along with plenty of yeasty fruit flavors. Light hoppiness at the end the balance the malts. The 8.2% ABV alcohol is hidden very well. Only gets creamier as it warms.

Medium bodied with considerable carbonation. Smooth finish, even with the higher %ABV.

This is basically the wheat version of a doppelbock. I really enjoyed this one, it was a real treat. Consider this a great dessert beer. Try this one, you won't regret it.

Photo of scottoale
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one in a 500ml. brown with some pretty classy labels...the front label has an alc./vol. of 8.2% and the rear label has a bottle/date code of some description. Also sporting a neck label, this pours a darkish, hazelnut-brown with a billowy cream colored head of two-fingers. The big head reduces rapidly to a good 1/4" and is kept well alive with some healthy, wild carbonation and no lace sticking to the glass.

Yeasty, spicy, sweet and fruity...a nice complex fragrance with a strong backer of alcohol as it warms.

Wow, sweet malt and yeast with some depth, that turns up rich and spicy...a little fizzy at first due to the carbonation and it just gets better each sip. This is one tasty German beer that would knock your socks off fresh on tap...reminds me of many Belgian ales of this style, great flavor.

Big , bold, cream chewy body that just keeps gettin' better till the end...this is one ale of superb quality. You must try this one for the sake of great beer...and a strong German at that, Cheers!

Photo of vancurly
3.42/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy brown.
Picked up a hint of blackberry as the bottled opened. Aroma of strong dark malt, almost a black soy bean note, clove, yeast...
Flavours include hints of chocolate, dried currants, hint of acetone, with a plummy aftertaste.
Chewy, heavy & spiritous, slightly hot.
I found this hard work to drink. Nice flavours, but I would like less of the effects like the heat & alcohol elements.

Photo of Neehan
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-- Pours a tantalizing bright purple/ruby appearance with a generous, creamy head with minimal lacing that semi-hugs the glass.

S-- sweet, spicy entwined with nutmeg and a hint of grain and a bit of smokiness

T-- again sweet, very clean, cinnamon and more nutmeg, other spices with a smooth finish. This beer boasts the type of complexity that will make you notice something different with each sip.

M-- mild and creamy with spices on the forefront

D-- very easy to drink for a complex brew with its light texture and wonderful taste


Photo of ghostwalker
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a huge, thick yellowish-white head. Stands well above an inch over the rim of my Weihenstephaner glass without spilling a drop. Body is dark and rich. Caramel colored.

Nose is spicy and complex. Spice, booze, banana, clove. This has it all!

Flavor is a real treat. Dense and rich, immensely complex. The spice and clove flavors are immediate and intense, the sweet banana and some cherry comes along a little bit later. The thick foam is sweet on my lips. Every sip seems to reveal something new as it warms. Interestingly, the ABV does not show up much in the flavor profile. Similar to a belgian quad in it's complexity. Outstanding!

Mouthfeel is medium, thick with foam, slightly slick.

Drinkability is very good. For it's ABV and flavor profile, it is quite easy drinking.

A brew of extraordinary magnitude!

Photo of sockeye101
3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was a bit surprised, based on my findings, to see Aventinus with a 91 score. I feel it's a good beer, but for some reason, it's just not that good to me. This could be a case of sensory overload, however, as I can tell there's a lot going on in this bock's aroma and tastes, but it's hard to decifer exactly what it is. Upon pouring there was a nice firm tan head, and a murky, turbid, brown body that reminded me of swamp water...unreal. Then poof, the heads gone, not a trace, not even a whisper of head or lace for much of the drink. Aromas were thick with a yeasty, fruity, clovelike smell, that was very hard to decern. The taste also, was very complex wtih fruit and floral flavors and a hint of bitterness upfront and fading alcohol on the back end. Overall, a very fine drink, I would have again, but somehow I just don't understand the super high rating.

Photo of bigdeuce
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really interesting beer. It reminds me of a cross between a dunkelweizen and a belgian strong dark ale. Very fruity like a belgian and pours a belgian-style head. Not much lacing down the glass, but who cares, the taste is phenomenal. Cherries, plums, and bananas seep through. Heavy alcohol warms in this well balanced brew. This beer attacks your taste buds. An outstanding beer, without a doubt.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a big .5l bottle to my Big and bulbous .5l Adventus Weissen glass. The liquid is brownish red and very cloudy with outstanding carbonation. The resulting head is huge and beautiful, 2 finger off white Rocky surface and a wonderful lacing.

The smell is quite complex. Loads of fruit and caramel not quite covering a lovely alcohol aroma.

The taste exceeds the nose, Sweet yeasty bread, lemons, dark fruit, caramel, & toffee. Wow what a winner.

The mouthfeel is very good nice full body, great carbonation, just really nice, no very nice indeed.

The drink ability it great, this is a top world class beer, Nothing bad and almost everything over and above, Prosit und Zum Wohl, MK

Photo of IntriqKen
3.45/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy dark amber with a half finger off white head that melts to fine lacing.
Aroma is surprisingly belgium in nature with dark fruits and moderate alcohol.
Taste is initially cinnamon..cinnamon then dark fruits like aprocots and plums and follows with a slight wheat drying and alcohol burn.
Aftertaste of wheat and alcohol.
Mouthfeel is very substantial.

Photo of DragYourBone
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Caveat - green rater with a preferance for strong ales (especially Belgian) who is tasting his first weizen.

Whoa! watch that pour!
A thick head billows atop an amber carbonated ale. Swirl the glass and the foam beautifully lingers on the side in a fantastic lace pattern.

The scent of the ale has a sweet pungence. I can't quite grasp all the fragrances - bananas, clove...I can't decipher the rest, but the melange is such that invites one in to take another sip.

The mouthfeel is quite nice...a medium fullness on the tongue with sweet hops spikes and then a lingering malty taste in the back.

Drinkability - I wasn't sure at first bite - the hop spikes had me wondering at first, but I settled into the style and it settled on me quite nicely. Definitely a thirst quencher and a sipping ale at the same time.

I will have to try some others from the same style to really compare this ale.

Photo of Doomcifer
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aventinus! Poured a dark "cow brown" color with a beatiful two-fingered head which settled down rather quickly to a thin head that lingered around for the remainder of the glass. Beautiful looking beer which has good lacing while drinking but nothing that sticks to the glass. Smells of bready, yeasty, bananas, clove, coriander. The taste is just...WOW. Coming through the palate is Yeast, breadiness, coriander, honeydew, some cherries, a little anise, bananas, and an unbelievable clove finish with some alcohol warmth. Extremely complex brew here and ridiculously YUMMY. One of the better tasting beers I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, velvety, and moderate-high carbonation. I could drink these everyday to start off a session. Absolutely amazing beer. A true masterpiece of the style. Hats off.

Photo of RedChrome
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour resulted in a nice deeb brown color with red hints in the light. A nice fluffy inch high white head retains for quite a while. Only a handful of carbonation bubbles can be seen. Small clumps of watery lacing.

Th main scent of this beer is a nice malty aroma. The malt blends nicely with an almost equally as strong scent of banana nut bread. A slight after odor of alcohol to open the nose at end.

A very nice blend of spice flavors includes pepper, anise, and clove. A light malt flavor helps the beer go down smooth. A second taste brings a flavor of raisins and prunes. There is a very faint hit of banana flavor. A light alcohol finish helps to balance the sweetness of the fruits, and the boldness of the spice flavors.

A very nice thick body. A very nice linguering effect of the main spices in the body. Decent carbonation kick.

Overall, great quality. This would be a very nice strong beer to pair with a nice german meal of wursts and sauerkraut. If you like the style of beer this is a definte must try.

Photo of dblinkhorn
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500 ml bottle into my weizen glass, no lemon or orange wedge added!

Appearance - Pours a dark nutty brown color that is quite hazy. THe head is very large, and somewhat soapy, (although still very smooth). It dissipates at a fairly fast pace and settles at a nice cap floating on the brew. The lacing is decent. There are some nice carbonation columns rising energentically from the bottom of the glass.

Smell - Sweet cooked bananas on the nose. The malt is quite rich and almost tastes slightly roasted (similar malt character to a porter). The hops are very crips, with nice floral and citrus notes, which work together well. There are obvious notes of clove and possibly some cinnamon. There is a background alcohol warmth that is very soothing.

Taste - Again sweet cooked banans from the start. I can also taste some molasses and fresh sugar cane in the mix. The spices and hops really come alive in the taste. Obvious notes of clove and cinnamon again, and some floral and a bit citrusy in the hop department...which are also quite crisp and clean tasting. The malt is very bready, and have somewhat of a buscuity flavor. The roasted flavor of the malt does not show itself in the taste nearly as much as I could smell it. There are some earthy notes from the wheat and yeast, but very slight and far in the background of the rest of the medly. A very great taste, one of the best weizens I've ever had.

Mouthfeel - This beer has a light- to medium-body and is quite smooth (smoother than I had anticipated). The carbonation has no uncomfortable bitiness to it, and it's very smooth and frothy (but the beer does not "vaporize" in your mouth!). The alcohol is barely noticeable in the taste but still gives a slight warming sensation.

Drinkability - There is absolutely nothing harsh or unpleasant about this weizen. It is very, very easy to drink, especially with an 8.2% ABV (which I couldn't really even notice).

Overall, the best (or very close to the best) weizen I have ever had. It has lots of complexity (which most weizens I've had lacked severely). The carbonation is very smooth and refreshing, and the alcohol is deviously hidden. A MUST have (repeatedly) weizenbock!

Photo of Drew966
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aventinus pours a caramel brown, darker and murkier toward the top of the glass into an Aventinus glass from a brown .5 liter bottle. It smells like clove, banana, and more clove. Definitely an intese smelling beer. The mouthfeel is thick and full. Loads of banana and clove flavor. Some alcohol warming This really is an excellent beer, it has the flavors of a weiss beer on steroids. Almost the equivalent, perhaps, of what Americans have done to the IPA, pimp it out to the max. Highly recommended.

Photo of goochpunch
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a murky brown with carbonation running up the sides of the glass forming a thin ring of bubbles around the liquid's surface. Smells strongly of bananas and light rum booziness with slight chocolate from the dark malts. The best way to describe the flavor of this beer is chocolate drizzled and lightly clove spiced banana bread. Tastes like a pumped up dunkelweizen all around. Just a hint of alcohol. Additional flavors of raisins, dates, and other dried fruits. There is also a very bright tart and sweet combination in the finish that prevents this from becoming to tiring on the palate. Mouthfeel is of sturdy body with pleasant viscosity combined with lively bubbles. With excelent body and flavor makes this a great drinker.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,974 ratings.